Helpful tips in case your card reader ever comes back "Card Corrupt". Links to shareware/freeware that can help. I've been lucky that this has never happened to me - yet - but gives me the shivers to think that it could. ;)
See what happens when you try to escape the tax man? The lawyers handling the MM estate successfully proved she's a New Yorker, not a Californian, in order to avoid CA taxes - except this now means that publicity rights no longer belong to her image - the estate can't collect fees any longer for her publicity shots. Interesting; I love it when lawyers get tangled in their own logic.
Absolutely gorgeous dishes. Me wanty.
Find the closest and cheapest parking lots and transit stops in Toronto. A Google Maps mashup. Cool.
Just goes to show how out of touch I am about little kid stuff - who knew there were such COOL bandages out there? I want some. For me. To heck with the kids. :)
Huge list, annotated with descriptions which is a nice feature (so many lists just offer up links - who has time to click through 300 links to see if they're useful?).
Good little tutorial, basic, but goes over a few things I didn't know about Comps.
"Me don't think me is monster. Me just furry blue person who love cookies too much. Me no ask for it. Me just born that way." Easily the funniest thing I've read this week.
Good email marketing tip. I love the endlessly clever folks at GetElastic blog (I swear I'd link to every single one of their articles if it wasn't, like, totally fangirl of me to do so).
Fabulous blog covering illustrators in a much more in-depth way; each "post" (if you can call it that) is a full interview and contains samples of each artist's work. Particularly happy to find it this week since the most recent post is all about a local fave, John Martz, aka Robot Johnny and there's also a feature
on a friend of mine, Kathy Weller (whose stuff I just adore).
Now that's funny. This wedding band comes with tech inside - it "remembers" your wedding date, and heats up to 120 degrees on the finger for the 24 hours before the date, so your boy won't forget your special day. You could pitch it to him like a James Bond thing. Plus, you'll always get flowers. :)
So you have a million devices that can only recharge with a USB connection. But you hate how it makes your laptop look like a many-armed techno-octopus and plus, hello! Way hard to type with all those cords. Enter the Eneplug - one side USB port, other side AC plug. Plug your devices right into the wall. Plus, it comes in pink. You remember how I love pink.
For your Friday chuckle. Very clever illustration of the difference between the four.
Sure, this guy's a newb. But his upset about this marketing experience is important to point out for one reason: he represents the masses. I think most folks don't realize the level of information collected from email marketing. I think the real risk here is in B2B communications, like the one in the post - it's very easy to follow up once you know someone's been interested. The real trick is how to follow up without "creeping them out". Sigh.
Dude's making 40K a year in Amazon referrals from a free site that provides, arguably, a great service. Just goes to show: more than one way to make a living from the web. via Business Opportunities Weblog
I'm totally loving the post version of these sterling silver earrings. (Way cool that they also sell them as singles, for the hip geek boyz.)
Don't get me wrong, I love iPods, but those are sah-weet and adorable and I want one or three. The red is just so mine.
Fast, clean and trustworthy. Yes. I wish more retailers understood this - they'd get more of my money.
How have I missed this photographer? Dunno, but, uh-YUM. Incredible incredible imagery.
Handy tips and links to plugins to make the workflow easier, for those using Gmail. (I'm still married to The Bat, which rocks on a whole 'nother level.)
You know, it took me a looong time to get this as an employ-ee but it paid off big time as an employ-er. As my own priorities shift and I work hard so that I don't
have to work 14 hour days or weekends or evenings too often any more, I realize the value of this all the more. Best quote: "sprinting for an ever-shifting target that keeps being 90% done for 90% of the time". Yeees.
Sometimes I think some of the high profile webbies - like the folks at 37 Signals - forget that not everyone out there is about chasing the VC + millions route. But regardless, they make some good points here and the most important one of all, really: do something that will make you HAPPY. Seriously.
You know you're a geek when you're drooling over this. I so want one; it's gorgeously pretty and, plus, Star Trek. You know?
Absolutley gorgeous retro mint green Diana camera, comes complete with a Diana Vignettes book on the history of the camera, images, and other fun stuff. Sah-weet.
Here's my concern: ability to data mine or created faceted views of large-scale sites is great for the intermediate to the advanced user (when implemented with a focus on the user, and logic - sadly, not always the case, but I digress). But building these UIs into the default interface (seen by all, as opposed to by choice) seems to create an environment rich in complexity and potentially confusing as all hell, particularly since this is a new(ish) UI trait that hasn't become standardized, hasn't been widely adopted, and therefore the user isn't necessarily well educated about how to work it.
Isn't he cuuuute? Instructions on how to make your own (OH I wish I was better at crafty things) here